Spending time with your kid doesn’t only mean going out for a picnic or travel. Home activities can be fun, too, like making this Harry Potter Bowl, so easy you and your kid can make it together.
After days of summer camp, running around busy and tiring activities, adding another outdoor activity was going to be a whip. But I wanted to spend a wholesome and enjoyable afternoon with the kids. An indoor activity was on my mind.
My kids love anything Harry Potter. They say he’s the best wizard (even though we all know Hermione is tops). They play with their wands and run around wearing these Harry Potter plastic eyeglasses I got them ages ago. LOL!
So, when I told them that we could make a DIY Harry Potter bowl, they got so excited. And so, they started to make plans, too. LOL! They requested snacks. So I whipped out some Edible Harry Potter Wands. Just perfect!
Let the Kids Create this Easy Kid-Made Harry Potter Bowl.
This craft may look very easy for you, but this is for the kids. You can totally make one, too, or just make one completely without children – but yours will likely be a little more clean looking. I mean, I’m just sayin’ that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So, take that to the bank. LOL!
There’s nothing wrong if there are imperfections on the Harry Potter bowl, such as uneven colors or not being too smooth. The importance here is they are enjoying a lot and the quality time you are spending with them.
However, if the cutter you are going to use is sharp, you should handle it.
There’s a part that you need to dry the bowl. If you choose to dry them in the oven, then, that will be your job.
Gather the materials.
You are going to need Air Dry Clay (that’s my favorite brand because it has minimal cracking and is easy to work with), an underlay to protect your table, parchment paper, water, a rolling pin (I used a candle because that’s all I had handy LOL!), a paintbrush, clay cutting knife (even a butter knife – anything you don’t mind getting clay on is fine), and white and blue acrylic paint.
To make the Harry Potter bowl:
Form a ball of clay about the size of your fist and roll it out flat with your rolling pin. Make sure the clay is about 1/4-inch thick or thicker, so that the bowl can be handled by little hands but won’t be too heavy.
Cut the shape you like for your plate into your clay using the boxcutter. I used a bowl to make a circle.
Form another (smaller) ball and make a snake, long enough so it goes all the way around your plate.
Using your brush, water the edges of your plate. This is where you’re going to attach the snake that becomes the side of your Harry Potter tray.
Then place the snake of clay around the edge of your plate and blend them together using your fingers.
Form a few more snakes, make two rings and four short lines (one of them for sunglass, three of them for the lightening bolt scar) with that.
Don’t forget to wet the parts where you attach your other pieces and blend them together. This makes them stick together.
Once you’ve finished, allow your plates to dry for 2-3 days.
But, you may as well dry them in the oven. Particularly if there’s a lot of whining involved by the artists.
If you want to go the oven method (to stop the kiddo whining), place your Harry Potter tray on a baking sheet in a cold oven and let dry for about an hour on the lowest heat setting.
Paint the whole surface with white paint. Let dry. You can speed-up the paint drying process with a heat gun, but you don’t have to. You can just be patient…if your kid can handle it.
Paint the lightening bolt scar with blue paint (or really any paint the kiddo wants) and let dry.
I recommend sealing with some Mod Podge like this here. Or you can just let the kiddo roll with it. Mine did not want to wait “one more dry time”. LOL!
Did you like this easy kid’s craft? Let me know what you think.
Don’t forget to Pin this into your favorite crafts for kids Pinterest Board so that you can find it again when you’re ready for a boredom buster. I really appreciate it!
This easy Harry Potter kids craft is so fun and you get a DIY Harry Potter bowl out of it that your kiddos made - win win.
- Sheet (or something to protect your table)
- Parchment paper
- Rolling pin (I used a candle)
- Clay cutting knife
- Form a ball of clay about the size of your fist and roll it out with your rolling pin to about 14-inch thickness.
- Cut the shape you like for your plate into your clay using the knife.
- Form another (smaller) ball and make a snake, long enough so it goes all the way around your plate.
- Using your brush, water the edges of your plate. This is where you’re going to attach the snake.
- Then place the snake around your plate and blend them together using your fingers.
- Form a few more snakes, make two rings and four short lines (one of them for sunglass, three of them for the lightening bolt scar). Don’t forget to wet the parts where you attach your other pieces and blend them together. This makes them stick together.
- Once you’ve finished, allow your bowl to dry for 2-3 days, or dry them in the oven by placing the bowl on a baking sheet in a cold oven and let dry for about an hour on the lowest heat.
- Paint the whole surface with white paint. Let dry.
- Paint the lightening bolt scar and glasses with blue paint and let dry.
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